Title: Forbidden Rain
Author: L.L. Crane
Series: Blue Spectrum Chronicles (Book 1)
Genre: Young Adult Dystopian Fiction
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: July 16 2015
Edition/Formats Available In: eBook & Print
What would be your Dream Cast if From Forbidden Rain made it to the Big Screen? Who Would You Choose To Play Your Characters and Why?
Rain - Victoria Justice
She has that pale skin, dark hair, spunky attitude, and a beauty that is unmistakable. She would have to get blue contact lenses for her eyes, though! Still, when I look at her, I see Rain and the ability to pull off the changes that Rain encounters during the book series. There seems to be a depth to her as well, which Rain definitely has.
Orion - Chris Hemsworth
What can I say? Those blue eyes and muscles. I can hardly breathe just looking at him. He could pull off Orion’s bigger than life personality as well. Although he is a little older than Orion, I think he can be made to look younger. Orion has experienced so much hardship that he carries himself older than what he is, so that could certainly work.
Dove - Kathryn Morris
She has the sweetness about her that Dove portrays and is petite as well. There is still a little bit of scrappiness under that sweet exterior that is vital to Dove’s part in the book series. She also seems like she could be an excellent mother figure.
Snow - Jacob Miller
Those blue eyes! His hair must be darker, but he could definitely pull off being Snow, both sad and happy, depending on where he is at any given time. There is an innocence about him, yet he still has this old man quality at times, like Snow does. I love it when Snow ends up happy all of the time instead of brooding over being tossed back and forth between his parents.
Ice - Andrew Miller
This is Jacob Miller’s true twin, so the choice is only logical. In pictures, he seems a little more serious than his brother . He would have to play an autistic boy, but Ice is primarily nonverbal so it could work. If one twin was better at a part, they could be switched! The beauty of identical twins!
Garment - Neil Patrick Harris
He is tall and thin and could easily play the gay designer who later will mean so much to Rain and the rest of her family. He has the ability to be funny and quirky, like Garment, yet he has a serious side. In Forbidden Rain, he is a minor character, but in the next two books, he is a major character.
Pan - Chad Allen
He would have to be bald, of course, but he could easily play a multi-faceted character like Pan. He could be a doctor who doesn’t have the best bedside manner, a thinker and a scientist, as well as a trained Rebel Fighter. Pan is a pivotal player throughout the entire series and when he experiences the worst grief of his life, he still manages to be a good person and willing to care and tend to others.
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Rain is forbidden. As a matter of fact, any teen romance is quickly snuffed out by the Administration due to the high S.L.A.G. (symptomatic latent autistic gene) rate. But that isn’t going to slow Orion down. He wants Rain, and one way or another, he’s going to get her. The problem? She isn’t interested in the hunky new boy who struts into her Geography class right after an earthquake strikes Province A. New students are rare in the Provinces, and much to Rain’s dismay she must show him around for three long days.
But there’s much more to Orion than what meets the eye. The cocky boy has secrets, not only about his family but about Rain’s as well. When a romance finally develops, Rain and Orion must find a covert hiding place so the Administration’s prying eyes won’t find them. But will it work? The hedge gap seems the perfect place, until Orion mysteriously disappears, leaving only one cryptic clue. The letter K. Heartbroken, Rain feels the loss of Orion viscerally and is determined to find him. Eventually, after giving up on Orion, Rain settles into a normal routine with her new family, trying to forget about him.
But Rain soon discovers that she has the biggest secret of all, and if the Administration finds out, there is more at stake than just a teen romance. Left on her own, Rain must face the biggest decision of her life. There are only two paths to follow. Which one will she take?
Book 1 in the Blue Spectrum Chronicles will keep you tethered to your seat, waiting to turn each page to see what happens when a young couple bravely dares to fall in love at a time when it is strictly forbidden.
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Smudge turned me around somehow, still holding me tightly in his arms. I didn’t know how he did it with me kicking at him so furiously, but he twisted me around until our faces were just inches apart, his eyes hot blue smoke that seeped through every part of me.
I stopped kicking.
The lights from the teen center cast a shiver of orange light on his face, and I couldn’t help but stare at the pure perfection of it.
Smudge cocked his head to the side, and still holding me, his lips lightly brushed against mine. I struggled to breathe, then, as his lips hungrily pressed harder, moving slowly and deliberately with such emotion and intention I couldn’t help matching his movements with my own, the blue mist of his eyes circling us together and swirling us around in a cloud that seemed about to burst.
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L.L. Crane lives in a remote area of Northern California with her two horses, six goats, three dogs and two cats. When she was a child, L.L. Crane dreamed of being a writer. She used the name, “Katie Bush” as a pen name for the famous writer she hoped to become, cranking out book after book on her mom’s old blue typewriter.
As life often has twists and turns, L.L. Crane found herself becoming anything but a writer. She graduated with a B.A. in Education, even though she was honored to begin her college career with the aid of writing scholarships.
After becoming a teacher, raising three children primarily on her own, as well as owning and operating a business, L.L. Crane finally pursued her dreams and began writing novels. She brings her own experiences from teaching and her love of animals to her stories.
L.L. Crane is an avid reader and writer and loves children, animals, reading, riding horses, and gnomes.
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Other Works by L. L. Crane
Mark of Power Series
From the Mountain (Book 1)
To the Moon (Book 2)
Blue Spectrum Chronicles
Forbidden Rain (Book 1)
Vanishing Rain (Book 2)